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Bear trail

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 6.00 km


Turtmanntal Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 4
3946 Turtmann
Tel. +41 (0)27 932 34 18

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - A bear paw still hangs today in the municipal hall in Oberems! Important information about the bear and the bear trail can be found on the hike along magnificent tracks through the forests. Spectacular cable car rides round off the experience.

The trail offers beautiful views, magnificent trails through the forests, interesting information about the bear, amusement for children, and if you don't want to carry a backpack - no problem, because there are restaurants at the start and finish.

The start in Unterems is reached either with the cable car or a car. There are beautiful views of Ergisch and of the opposite side of the Rhone valley. The trail lies directly beside the old water course in beautiful mixed woodland. There is an info board in the next hamlet you walk through which commemorates the bear shot by hunters here. After crossing the Turtmännä stream, you reach the beautiful Toibuwald with its high fir trees. Cross lush meadows with a unique variety of flora to reach Oberems with its intact mountain farming and wonderful old Valais houses. The bear paw is also to be found here.

The bear trail can also be started from Oberems and is equally beautiful.



6.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
580 m
Altitude difference descent
250 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Follow the yellow signposts with a picture of a black bear.

  • child-friendly


Starting point
Unterems (Altitude: 1006 m)
Arrival by public transport
Unterems Timetable SBB
Oberems (Altitude: 1334 m)
Arrival by public transport
Oberems, Seilbahn Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+

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Unterems hiking paradise

walker's paradise with great views
the pretty village of Unterems lies at an altitude of 1003 m Already in 1419 the mountain community was mentioned in history.

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Oberems children's playground

Oberems has also done something for families with children and made a picnic and children's playground on 2001 at Fenster 7, just above the village.

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Oberems - Turtmanntal Gateway

Oberems lies on a mountain road at the entrance to the Turtmann valley at an altitude of 1335 m. The "Gateway to Turtmann valley" only has 135 inhabitants, but with 5080 ha its area is one of the largest communities in the district of Leuk.

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Hotel-Restaurant Emshorn

Magnificent views invite guests to stop and relax. Day-trippers and holidaymakers alike can savour the delicious specialities on the menu in a cosy ambience to round off a pleasurable stay.

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Bed & Breakfast Berginsel

The Berginsel is an agritourism family business. In 2014, we lovingly renovated the old watch house of the hydroelectric power station, using a great deal of passion and commitment to detail.
Our breakfast is native, through and through.

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Oberems sawmill and mill

Experience interactively the world of timber and forestry handcraft.
Discover the diversity of sawmills and mills through the traces of history.
Immerse yourself in old Valais handcraft traditions.

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